this is the final design that I went with for my final project. It is four boxes that are connected with clear see through pipes. One of the leading ideas is that two of the four boxes is upside down. It is also prompts or intuitively tells people to flip the object which draws on the genuine curiosity of people, to seek new knowledge, to find what is on the other side.
The four boxes contain different ideas of what I think are the cornerstone of society. Love/Relationship which I associate with the colour red. Famine/poverty, yellow. Knowledge/Education, blue. Lastly wealth/greed/success with the colour green. Now this is one of the most important part of my project, that I put wealth greed and success in the same box with the colour green. Like many old sayings green with envy, green is the colour of (American) money, they all relate to success, to money, to seek something more than what you have to be greedy.
There is always greed in society, in business, in school, in academics, in family in government in everything we take part of. Many people say they are looking out for the environment, are recycled or recyclable or just researching to make our lives better. All of these are are a transformed idea of the same thing. And that all the other boxes is connected to the green box.
this was the first evolution of my box project, a layered style connected with pipes, and the box had to be see through. Similar to the 3 D puzzles with a ball and travel around the layers to have a different meaning.
the second idea that project evolved too is a series of box with no pipes but the box are connected within each other. Still follows the similar idea of a ball traveling from box to box.
My final project for studio comes from my play project, the idea of blacking out. Now I am using this idea of black out and extending it from my original assignment to extend to the view of the world rather than literature.
The main focus of my item is that we do not see everything at once and cannot see everything at once, we will always have a point of view of the world and there will always be opposing views.
this is one of my initial drawings shows a cube, and each side of the wall was a property of humanity. The way this object works is you peer into the hole that is cut on one of the wall and look into the cube and depending where you are looking, the thing you see will be different each side of the wall. This is to reinforce the idea that you do not see everything. If you look through the education wall, you can see most of the room. you can see money and love and poverty. But if you look through the poverty wall you cant see education but see love etc.
The other drawing is me exploring a possibility of stacked blocks.
My (Almost) Final Project Titled: The Tiny Strings That Hold Us.
Well the making of this was simple enough (BECAUSE SIMPLICITY AND MINIMALIST OBJECT IS WHAT YOU ASKED FOR).
I took an old TV case and opened it and remove the inside, placed a brown cardboard as the floor, cut the side to show a window. And the furniture is made up with a metal wire that I bent around, but the thing is all the metal are connected, hence the title. A PAIN to bend all of the things to its current state.
The webs are made of glue gun, and the dirt are just some left over shavings from the cutting of the walls
And lastly it is not there yet i am planning to use eggs to represent my people.
It has been a long and arduous journey coming up with the idea of something is said to be magnificent and brilliant in its concept, but is also said to contain too much ingredient and not enough abstract ideas incorporated. Essentially it is not complex enough, I am spelling the image too much, and lastly not minimalist enough.
Which is the biggest problem for me. Minimalist creation is something I view to mean that not enough thought or idea or effort went into making something, which I have been graciously taught by the Mighty Sarah and the always terrifying Antonio.
Their guidance led me to looking up the design the process, which emphasizes the idea of improving. You do not make one thing and then say you are done. You make something, then improve on that and see where it takes you. Where it will change your idea about the problem.
Hopefully I made my Object abstract enough to convey the correct idea I want to show.
The room with the masterpiece of a Renaissance painter known as Raphael in the Vatican City at Rome.
A Jackson Pollock abstract expressionism titled Number 17A, bought for 200 Million dollars
These are two different class of artwork both regarded as masterpieces by their respective creators.
I am not an art critique but it is in my opinion that I prefer the renaissance work better than the modern one. Because to me it embodies skill and tranquility. Whereas the Jackson Pollock work appears to be someone got a bottle and just dripped it over a canvas.
But the longer I have been in Colab I was told and taught to have a different look in life. To have a much more relaxed but ambitious outlook at life. Especially now I am doing a 3d representation of a time based table which is incredibly abstract. I was actually told my initial idea was not abstract enough.
So slowly i am trying to better myself to being more open minded about the abstract work of Jackson Pollock. Because there is beauty and meaning and fun to be found in the random things, which we were taught in the play part of studio. Yes Raphaels artwork is amazing and magnificent but it does not stop Pollocks work to being magnificent as well.
I just wish someone would buy something off me worth 200 million dollars.
These were my Blacked out collection with paint as the method. It turned better than i Initially thought.
During the creation process the hardest thing was probably the painting part because there was a specific format and the slightest movement would off set the entire page and the fact i was working with a library book made me extra careful of not painting the book i was using and stress out if there was the tiniest of smidge of paint on the book.
but in the end i felt it was a lot of fun to paint. i never did art in high school, last i did it was like Year 9. There is something meaningful in creating something with your hands even from the other studio projects.
that moment when you can safely said, I made that. I did that. See mom this wasnt a waste of time.
makes it feel that it mattered. I feel whenever someone makes something whether its an obscure instrument, or a painting or bringing together a pile of sand because it means how time slips away, there is an honest feeling that you are showing a little bit about yourself to the world. because it came from something withing you, in how you expereince things to how you grew up.
It is all these little things that add to what you make in what you do.
So this is another part of my collection using the method of blacking out with something different than paint.
This method uses black tape instead of paint
honestly i actually liked this more since it looks a bit better in my opinion and it wasn’t as messy as paint. This was another method because i wanted to explore many other ways of blacking out things instead of just sticking to paint.
the feeling in making something with paint was a bit different, i tore the tape and placed it on the plastic. it went back to the feeling of making the collage in the sound project, and it felt very childish and fun. taping and putting it together made it fun for me.
like my other collection it is still transferable from page to page. but doesnt come with a twin.
The last two clear paper black out art is part of my collection
the book that i chose for my collection is the epic poem Odyssey commonly attributed to Homer an ancient poet who lived in Greece.
I chose Odyssey because it is a common for people to have heard about the books and not know what it is. it also helps that it is the “great man book” about a guy called Odysseus and his story after the Trojan war and his journey back home to his grieving wife who has been waiting for 20 years. and with the fancy way of writing that is very different to our modern way of writing and speaking, there are many different creative ways to black out the page to change the story or meaning of the page.
The Iliad and Odyssey is published by the same company and follows the same printing format and as another dimension of playfulness i want to see if it my black out poetry can work with the Iliad, another epic poem commonly attributed to Homer 10 years before the Odyssey about the Trojan war and Achilles.
the following images with the ruler and the notebook is my method of finding what words to use. the set rules i written, although i dont want to say but let people who read my work. I read the chapter, or referred to in the book as “book” find the theme of the chapter/book and twist that in the limited words im going to use.
the rule for the second page is that the line has to be in line with the text in the first page.
they are called 442 and 443 although not visible in the second clear paper.
page 442 shows:
Page 443 shows:
and grasped two rugged bronze
passage always shut
to sound the alarm
can you see the secret?
kind of hard to tell in this format but try reading them across like a book.